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    Master Tennis Performance Specialist

      Further to my previous posts on the subject, I am thrilled to say that I recently passed my Master Tennis Performance Specialist certification with the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA). In achieving this prestigious accolade, at the time of writing, there are only 10-12 MTPS...

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    ‘Tennis Specific Positions’ – training for them

    Like many others, I was engrossed by the action at the recent Australian Open. It was a fantastic tournament with an unbelievable level of athleticism on display. The official Twitter account of the Australian Open provided some superb updates and they really excelled themselves with some of the pictures...

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    Podcast – The Adam Blicher Show

    I was recently featured on The Adam Blicher Show; Dissecting High Performance in Tennis. A link to the podcast can be found below, to listen to in your chosen format. In it, I discuss a range of different topics such as the demands of tennis, injuries, periodisation ideas for tennis, early vs late specialisation,...

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    More from Break Point by Kevin Mitchell

    pg 39 ‘modern tennis…..requires more than just purpose and guile. It demands unfailing strength and flexibility to hit power shot after power shot from deeper behind the baseline than ever before, or on the run, and to be ready to cover acres of court, much of it side to side, but going backwards...

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    Break Point – Kevin Mitchell

    Not too long ago I read Break Point by Kevin Mitchell and I found it to be a very insightful and interesting look at the Men’s tennis tour, focusing somewhat on ‘The Big 4’, of Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray. There were parts of it that really stood out for me, mainly those sections...

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    Clay Court – from the gym to the court

    There is no doubt about it, movement on a clay court is different to other surfaces and becoming competent and confident on the dirt is hugely important. Building balance, strength/stability in the ankle, strength/range in the hips and good core strength are vital to maintain an effective body position...

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  • Vipr Clean and Press video

    Another short video using the Vipr to load some functional patterns. Here with an exercise that many will be familiar with already. Again, there are variations that can be used such as having a slight rotation through the movement, tilting the vipr at the top of the press. The drive for this wants to...

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    Reunion!!

    It was great to have Laura and Clarky in for a session yesterday – felt like a bit of a reunion with Laura out on the tour and Clarky at College in the US. And to top it all, they worked well and had a good session, with some movement prep work then some on

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  • Vipr Lateral Bound & Stick to 1 Leg RDL Video

    Continuing some ideas using the Vipr…. Here is a Vipr Lateral Bound & Stick to 1 Leg RDL. A great exercise to work on dynamic balance and then some loaded single leg strength work. This is a challenging exercise so begin with small distances on the lateral bound and increase as necessary. Varying...

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  • Vipr Side Lunge Video

    In addition to the forward lunge (see the video here – http://www.maximiseathleticperformance.com/blog/532/vipr-forward-lunge-video/ ), the vipr can obviously also be used to load some side lunge patterns. Again, there are numerous variations that can be used, such as rotating with it, tilting...

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